What he meant to say was…
President Barack Obama went before the nation on Wednesday, standing in Boston’s Faneuil Hall, to defend the nations health care law which is drawing a lot of heat as more people are finding out what it is going to cost them.
Faneuil Hall is a historic Boston landmark, and it is where then-Gov. Mitt Romney signed the Massachusetts health care law.
There, Obama argued that Obamacare will be as successful as the Massachusetts has been. He again repeated his long-held assertion, with a little modifier this time, that “If you like your current health care plan, you can keep your current health care plan.” This time he added, “If you like your current health care plan, and it works, you can keep it…”
A lot of people are finding, however, that they can’t keep their plans, even though they like them, and they work just fine. In Minnesota, the Star Tribune reported Thursday, 140,000 people who buy their own health insurance are getting notice that their policies are being canceled. They will have the opportunity to buy a new plan, but chances are they will have to accept the added benefits required by Obamacare and pay the extra premium, whether they want it or not.
One such benefit is maternity care. Obamacare says policies should include maternity care for all, even single men who have very little chance of becoming pregnant.
What Obama should be saying is “If you like your health care plan, and it works for me, you can keep it.”